Zune hacked, Microsoft hacked off

Surprise surprise, Zune buddies have already worked out how to get around Microsoft's one swap rule for tracks shared between mates.Zune's killer feat

Surprise surprise, Zune buddies have already worked out how to get around Microsoft's one swap rule for tracks shared between mates.Zune's killer feature is that it lets users send each other tracks by wi-fi to try out. Trouble is, once transferred, the receiver has just three plays before having to decide to bin it or buy it. One solution would be to re-send the track, but this too has been blocked.Attempting to change all this is FaderproofOnline which has posted all the necessary steps to get round the block – as simple as searching for a file and hitting 'delete'. As easy as it may be, it still requires both users to hook up their Zunes to a PC and delete a file before they can swap again.Rest assured, though, that a legion of bedroom hackers is working day and night to crack that three-day, three-play rule. Zune can't hold out forever.

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